I know exactly what you are going through. I used to get very teary eyed when anyone brought up Rio. Even now when I talk about Rio I get all choked up. I have my moments where I sigh and think of my little angel. I try and think of the good times which were many and out weigh the bad. However, my sigh is more of a memory of how he passed away in my arms that June morning. I also wish he didn't have to go through what he did.
I am glad you are nursing little ones(that is soooo cute). You are a very kind person. You have your hands full now. I keep myself busy with Oliver.
You are right on target about the healing. The memorialization I did for Rio was all part of my healing process. Its comforting to know that you can visit Frosty. In the beginning when I would visit Rio I would get all choked up....but now I am happy that I created this place for him. I can say that I did everything I wanted to do for my little guy and I have no regrets. He was buried in a beautiful satin blanket, a cross was buried with him as well. I had picked out a coffin about two months prior to his death. I knew the time was soon and I wanted to be ready and not be running around everywhere. I'm glad you are doing what is healing to you. In time you will feel comforted knowing Frosty is in a place you created for him. Keep me posted.
Hi! Oliver and I hope all is well. Happy you read Rio's memorial card. It was written with love for Rio for all the 12 years of loyalty and companionship he gave me. I think of Rio everyday and always say "Hi Rio We love you."
I visited Rio's grave yesterday and talked with him for a bit. I am also glad that I created a beautiful final resting place for him. If you view my pictures you will see the actual memorial card that I sent to friends and family. You will also see a picture of his resting place. Take Care.
What a beautiful pup-a-lup! I assume that's Frosty. You will miss her for a long, long time. She has a special place in your heart and always will. Maybe one day you will be able to find that love for another fur-baby. When I lost my first dog, I cried every day for 6 weeks when I came home. The house was so empty. I was single then and only had Bandit. He was no longer there to greet me when I got home and it was so sad. Six weeks later I got Nikita because I just couldn't stand not having that unconditional love of a dog. She is still with us and is now 11...I love her so much! You think you can never love another pup-a-lup as much, but somehow God gives us the ability to make room in our hearts for the love of another pet.
I am so happy that you joined the Pet Support Group. As I wrote earlier this site and the friends I made here honestly helped me cope with my loss. Losing a pet is heartwrenching and it lives a void in our lives. Just remember how well you took care of Frosty. You were a great Mom and Frosty will forever remember how well you cared for her. Remember all the good times !